Tofugu made an awesome post about how to pronounce the Japanese "r" sound. If you haven't already checked this out, you should. This is the first time I've seen the sound "explained" in a comprehensible manner.Enjoy our articles? Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for our Monday, Wednesday and Friday updates.
(For the record, my long-standing useless explanation to others was "it sounds more like a 'd' than an 'r'.")
Here's the video: